Luann by Greg Evans for August 08, 2012

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    barbarasbrute  over 10 years ago

    Good shot Luann.

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    chireef  over 10 years ago

    google it ИOMЯOM

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    margueritem  over 10 years ago

    Yes, Luann, yes it is.

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    rayannina  over 10 years ago

    Hey Delta — Condoleezza Rice called. She says, “you go girl!”

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    seyleigh  over 10 years ago

    Delta is too intelligent and honest to be a politician. Successful business people are often intelligent and honest, with some glaring exceptions. Politicians are just idiots who would drag their own mother through sewage to earn votes

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    thirdguy  over 10 years ago

    The TSA? Isn’t that the department for feeling UP the people?

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    kenhense  over 10 years ago

    Looks like Delta would be afraid to let go of the reins for even a day. So a relationship doesn’t appear likely – unless someone shows up who really has her number. We can only hope.

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    Wenthral  over 10 years ago

    I find Delta’s attitude simply sad. I mean I admire her that she has plans and intends to stay focused on them. But to basically not even factor a/any relationship into the mix?!? That’s a fast ticket to loneliness.

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    Rakkav  over 10 years ago

    I said that Delta definitely has a personality. This emerging side is something I’m not sure I like. She’s going to regret sacrificing relationships for ambitions in any case. Most people, if they’re not applying for world dictator or something equivalent, eventually do.Yesterday’s quip by Delta: a classic case of suppressing her value judgment, which (if she’s as much of a theorist by temperament as I now suspect) is hard enough for her to access anyway.

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    SackofRabidWeasels  over 10 years ago

    Greg’s already done a story about Luann stealing a guy Delta was interested in and I don’t think he has the guts to have her come out despite her denial. This storyline is probably a way to write Delta out of the strip due to creative having nothing for her.

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    I wasn’t addressing any of Palin’s qualifications or intellectual shortcomings, any more than I addressed Clinton’s, but comparing their political ambitions and achievements with Delta’s plans. .I’m not going out of my way to either bash or promote either party or either woman, merely pointing out that if all people can think of when they see Delta is Condoleeza Rice, then sadly, all they’re really seeing is her skin color.

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    Heavylift  over 10 years ago

    Can you feel love here?!?!?!?!

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    Luann’s joke at the expense of the much-reviled TSA is a nice touch to play off Delta’s terribly serious Path. I hope the gang gets to graduate from high school and enter (community?) college within the next few years….

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    brewingbiker  over 10 years ago

    Oh good grief, mojito.

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    jmaquis111  over 10 years ago

    Out of the park, Greg Evans!

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    MDeB  over 10 years ago

    You seem a bit touchy this morning..As I recall, the reference to Condoleezza Rice is because yesterday Delta said “I don’t have time [for dating]” and “I don’t have time for fun” and likening this to Rice who has a great career but (apparently) no love interest..There is nothing remotely racist in this comparison.

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    Cofyjunky  over 10 years ago

    For someone who’s always seemed so environmentally and socially conscious, she’s beginning to sound a little out of touch with humanity. Yes, a career can be rewarding, but her attitude, and the last thing she says, tells me that she’s not interested in having anyone to snuggle up with at night. You can’t exactly snuggle up to Bills to pass through Congress.

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    flyersnut27  over 10 years ago

    Typical attitude.. Give me what I want and do as I say or you are wrong.

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    bagbalm  over 10 years ago

    Delta for queen. We’d have to worry about who comes after, but for her brief rule things would get cleaned up in a hurry. The pike industry alone would flourish to display all the heads.

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    quietmuse  over 10 years ago

    Sorry. Greg is sending a dangerous message here. It’s OK for teenage girls (everyone, really) to be single. It’s way better than being in a dysfunctional relationship and it’s easier for a teenage girl to learn who she is when she doesn’t have a boyfriend. Of course, I’m pretty sure teenage girls don’t actually read this comic anyway.

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    ekw555  over 10 years ago

    the reason nobody mentions Hillary is because Delta’s plan is not to ride her husband’s coattails into a series of positions she is not qualified to hold.

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    CHAZ.SHIELDS  over 10 years ago

    A better distinction and one that @rayannina may have been trying to make is that Ms. Rice was the most competent SoS we’ve seen in 30 years.

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 10 years ago

    zing

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    BigKid  over 10 years ago

    I guess she has watched a lot of Oprah…

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    tryoung71  over 10 years ago

    BA-DUM PSSHHHHH!

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    Chuck373  over 10 years ago

    Good one Greg. I thought they have backed off on the crotch grabbing a little though.

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    richardj  over 10 years ago

    Ha!

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    Rotary12 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Bravo! Well put.

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    lightenup Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Politics aside, for the ones who are talking about Delta not wanting a relationship, that’s better than what most high schoolers want. I’d much rather have an ambitious high schooler than one who only wants a relationship and to get pregnant (yes, that happens a lot). The relationship will come when she is in college or the working/real world and she finds someone with the same dreams and intellect that she has. Good for her!

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    MitmanArt  over 10 years ago

    Hahahaha! So true, Luann.

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    smsrt  over 10 years ago

    Hey Nabuq and Mohito: this is a comic strip. Leave the political input to Mr. Evans. Laugh, and then get off the holy lilly pad (as we frogs like to say). Sign into MSNBC and blog, if you need to politicize regarding racist inuindos, but enjoy this comic without bringing your “keen political insight” about intent.

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    smsrt  over 10 years ago

    Ribbit, ribbit.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Hide and watch. One day, sooner than later, Delta will fall for a guy so hard she’ll never get up.

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    greyjoy  over 10 years ago

    People are not only being racist, but terribly sexist. If this were Gunther talking, would anyone be saying anything about how “sad” they thought his plans were to become CEO, senator and president, and how they thought he’d be “missing out on relationships”?

    It might come as a huge shock but there’s more to life than being in a relationship, and in fact being in a relationship leads people to make horrible choices: they have children when they’re not prepared, they pick their college based on where their boyfriend or girlfriend is going and not where they’d be successful, etc.

    I can’t believe I have to say this about a comic strip character but Delta is in high school, and girls in high school shouldn’t be in serious relationships in the first place, much less worrying about how NOT being in one is going to affect their career path. MUCH LESS worrying about whether being a successful, educated woman in a position of power is “sad” and “lonely”! In fact, no woman should ever be worrying about that at any age, nor deciding that being an achiever is a bad thing. Giving me an f-ing break! What is this, 1890? But that’s in real life. Delta is not a real person.

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    RobinLea  over 10 years ago

    Pastors don’t want to send you to hell… I dunno what kind of preaching you have heard but it sounds highly strange lol. Besides even if they wanted to no one person has the power to send another to heaven or hell except yourself so I guess you can walk away from anyone TRYING to “send you to hell” and know you are the person in charge of your own fate, so it doesn’t matter anyway.

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    rnrnetmails  over 10 years ago

    Ok, there might be a grain of truth there, but maybe you have a chip on your shoulder too – that was a casual comment made for the humor – maybe Hilary and Sarah are calling too, but they are on hold because Condi was first…

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    tigre1  over 10 years ago

    Nah, not at all. I LOVE smart women. I’ve filled in for a quite a few…everybody wins.

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    I said Rice has no ambition to be president, NOT that she has no ambition. Not even remotely the same thing.

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    pixel_pusher  over 10 years ago

    Ba-ZING!.Can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud at a Luann strip. It’s not really a yuk-yuk sort of comic. Damn was that clever though.

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    atomicdog  over 10 years ago

    There hasn’t been a bachelor president since Buchanan. Being married is one of the unwritten requirements nowadays.

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 10 years ago

    @LEVITICUS: "A great comic strip, of which Luann is one, reflects real life. "

    Maybe, maybe not. It may reflect like the distorted mirrors in an amusement park fun house — or — damn near drag you down into depression like Funky Winkerbean. I prefer a strip that simply reflects the imagination of the creator, whatever that may be.

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 10 years ago

    Leviticus, thanks for your essay. Actually I’ve got a great book at home (recommended by a friend) that I’ll look up at recommend to you in turn. Something like “The Hard Questions of Christianity”. Author states that he believes the “brimstone & fire” is a metaphor for a God-less existence, that hell is a place of one’s own choosing.I like the way Mr Evans started this by having Luann more subtly ask Delta if she was gay (as opposed to the Gunth episode) and is developing it as a Career vs Relationship theme. May be because of the current “revelation” that women CANNOT be both 100% at work and 100% at home.And no, a life without physical romance is NOT lonely & meaningless— we are not animals.

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    Here’s the good news – if you’re hellbound, then so am I! Once we both get there, we’ll be running it inside a week, then the fun will really start! ;D

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago
    I thought of her first also, for three reasons….She’s already demonstrated intelligence, so has to be a Republican!

    You immediately went to Rice because you want her as pres (which she appears to have no interest in), and discounted Albright and Clinton because they are “both Democrats, and because of that hold little to no interest” and you accuse me of being focussed on race? .As for your last sentence, post a picture of Sarah Palin with that line under it and see how many people keep a straight face. I tried to keep my remarks neutral, but if you really want to beat the drum for your team in partisan politics, you’ll reap what you sow.

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    Phosphoros  over 10 years ago

    Ironic how Delta’s hero has expanded the reach and power of the TSA and the Patriot Act.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    I find it interesting that Delta is more understanding regarding personal interactions than Luann is, but Luann is more understanding regarding the needs of both the people and the President for a job well done.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    Sack of Rabid Weasels said,“a story about Luann stealing a guy Delta was interested in”-I know it’s a common expression, but you really can’t steal a guy. (And not just because nobody ever tried to steal me, either.) Dadgum Thirteenth Amendment gets in the way. You might win their attention and affection, but if they aren’t committed, nobody really has them.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    RobinLea said@Leviticus “Pastors don’t want to send you to hell…”-I do recall one preacher calling on the Lord to do just that, but agree most are trying to save those they believe are on their way there unless they repent of sins. Well, most unless you count the ones who are sidetracked into social programs because they don’t really believe spiritual ones exist or are important.-I’m not sure the title pastor should apply, though, since they aren’t tending the sheep by feeding them the word.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “@Leviticus Soon they discover that while I believe in Christ, I do not agree with all the burn in hell and damnation philosophies.”-You say you believe in the man but not what he taught. You can see how that might confuse them. (It might even make you a heretic in some faiths since claiming to be a member without accepting the doctrine is not the same as honestly admitting not believing. That’s between you and your guru.)-Just because someone believes you are headed there, doesn’t mean he wants you to suffer. For an analogy, consider a doctor who believes you have a painful, fatal disease. Just because he tells you what he believes doesn’t mean he wishes it were so or that he doesn’t wish he could do something about it or cure it or get you to do what would save you from that pain.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    Adrian Snare said, “The TSA an agency caused by government overreaction to the criminal activities of man”-Formation of the agency was not an overreaction, but a reasonable response to the knowledge that some dedicated groups were using civilian aircraft as terrorist tools. Maybe they overreact, me not know, but existing is reasonable.-Besides if it weren’t for them, somebody would never get the pleasure.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    legionbuck43 said, “Sorry, Delta , but the current Buttclown in Chief has made sure a black will NOT get elected to President for the next 60 years !”-Only if you disapprove of what he has done (which I assume you do) and lay that disapproval on all blacks (which you also seem to do). If people approve or aren’t excessively racist, a good person of any type could be president.-I believe President Obama is a good man even if he and I disagree on whether or not he should have increased our presence in Afghanistan. I disagree with some of his economic beliefs, but I could be wrong. -Time will tell

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    Doctor11  over 10 years ago

    The TSA are full of jerks who have do SO MANY stupid things over the years that I’m actually scared to fly anymore, and it’s been YEARS since I’ve been on a plane; I mean, they’ve traumatized grandparents, parents, little kids, and people with disabilities with their stupid searches.They’ve also pissed off our troops more then once, too. One time, our soldiers were getting on a plane to return home and one of the TSA agents told a soldier that he couldn’t take on a small pair of nail clippers since they could be used as a weapon; the soldier pointed out that he has his rifle with him and its a weapon, and the agent had the nerve to say that it didn’t have any ammo. The soldier was annoyed since he could’ve easily smashed the butt of his rifle into the jerk’s face.

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    coldsooner  over 10 years ago

    That guy in the White House calls ’em czars. Yeah, we need more of those…………………….

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    lshim671  over 10 years ago

    @Doctor11He should’ve said, “The nail clippers doesn’t have any ammo either, so I guess that settles it.”

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    rangerdog1  over 10 years ago

    Delta, live your dream. But remember that in the end, it’s family that really brings the most happiness.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 10 years ago

    HA! An actual funny Luann!

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    You can’t effect any meaningful change without power, and since Delta is eagerly anticipating jumping into that “cesspool”, Lord Acton’s aphorism about power corrupting would certainly apply to her, too. No one is ever left untouched by it.

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    Do you sincerely think that “American system of government” is the only system on earth that doesn’t require compromise from its representatives from the outset?

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 10 years ago

    She needs to meet Brandan Walsh

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “how on earth is Dennis Kucinich “crazy” in your mind? Are you so pushed to the right by all the years of marching that way? I’m very sad for you.”-Nah, I never march, barely hobble but I listened to him back when he was running for the nomination back in 2008 and he kept saying he was going to shut down all the coal fired power plants and retire all the coal industry workers if elected.-He didn’t have an on-hand replacement energy source in mind and didn’t care how much it cost to pay retirement for able-bodied people.-Anyhoo, he lost the nomination and President Obama is FAAAAAAR BETTER than he would have been.

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    mklange Premium Member over 10 years ago
    The punchline was one of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time. As they say, to be funny, humor has to have an element of truth.
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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “There are leaders of different congregations that cannot be together because each states the other is leading his people into damnation because they misread the Bible or, my favorite, the Devil had blinded them with his lies.”-Of course not. If they agreed on doctrines, they would be members of the same church.- “It has been said more than once that the Bible can be used to prove anything you want“-The real problem is that it can’t be used to prove anything. Nobody argues whether a board is three feet long or four feet long. They measure it. Nobody can do that with theological matters, therefore they argue and never settle the debate.-“ From what preachers tell me, a person can spend their life doing evil. – - – a day before their execution they tell some preacher, “I believe in Christ,” and they will live in Heaven for all time.”-And some believe it. Others believe people sometimes lie and what they say may not be what they mean.-“ If this is how judgment really is, then something is drastically wrong.”-Which is to say, you reject it. And since you reject it, what Christ taught does not bode well — IF what Christ taught was true and IF it was reported accurately and IF the people who passed down the teachings did so accurately.-Still, I don’t know any pastors who think THEY are the ones who determine your fate or wish you ill. I think they’re just telling you what they fear in hopes you will avoid it.-Since you don’t believe they’re right, you better hope they’re wrong.

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    ILikeMeSomeComics  over 10 years ago

    Lol! Nice one Geg!

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    lookwhatbobfound  over 10 years ago

    condi’s done pretty well in the political life. i wonder if she’s the role model for delta seeing as how condi is a single black woman

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    atomicdog  over 10 years ago

    Sigh…birthers.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “If you`re writing comedy, Donny, you`re not very good at it. The USA was in Afghanistan years before Obama….. "-Yes, and President Obama decided to increase our presence when he came into office, as he has said he would do when running for President.

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    tegm  over 10 years ago

    Thank you Greg for at least making her aspire to things, unlike most females in most comics/TV shows/movies/etc. Here’s hoping she won’t give up her dreams to follow some man around while he pursues his dreams, as many women in real life do.

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    kaystari Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Good on Luann, I think this story line is setting Delta up to meet someone….

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